The Gospel Truth: The Complete Singles Collection (2-CD)

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Details Craft Recordings honors the music of The Gospel Truth Records, a subsidiary of Stax Records, with the first-ever complete collection of all 34 singles issued by the imprint between 1972 and 1974. The compilation features in-depth liner notes by Jared Boyd, a Memphis-based journalist and NPR radio host, who captured new interviews with Stax Records executive Al Bell, trailblazing gospel artist Rance Allen, and Mary …

The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 2: 1968-1971 (9-CD Box Set)

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Details Part two of the definitive collection of the great Memphis soul label, Stax, focuses on the post-Atlantic years, 1968 through 1971, when Stax began its transition from a small, down-home enterprise to a corporate soul powerhouse. Vol. 2 contains all soul singles issued by Stax/Volt during that time period, and features some of the biggest hits of the day, …

Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (6-CD Box Set)

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Details In chronological order, this GRAMMY®-nominated, 6-CD collection presents the entirety of Redding’s performances over three nights at the famed Sunset Strip venue. The seven sets, recorded Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th of 1966, include the singer’s popular songs of the time, including “Respect,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” and his cover of The Rolling Stones’ “(I …

The Spirit of Memphis: 1962-1976 (4-CD + 7” Vinyl Box Set)

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Details The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976), chronicles the ascension of one of the most influential creative talents in music history, Isaac Hayes, who would have turned 75 this year. The four-CD collection examines the various avenues of Hayes’ prolific career; each disc offering an in-depth look at his distinct musical contributions to both Memphis-based Stax Records and to the world …

Shaft: Deluxe Edition (2-CD)

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Details A landmark album released by Isaac Hayes and the Bar-Kays at the height of their powers in 1971, Shaft not only resulted in an Oscar win for Hayes, but launched the wah-wah workout and #1 smash-hit, “Theme from Shaft” into cultural ubiquity. Its legacy transcends time as not only one of the most lasting and most successful Blaxploitation albums of all time, but one …